London-based pop singer-songwriter AJ Wander released the follow up, ‘Eye To Eye’ via Elevation back in April this year. Since November last year strong Spotify editorial play listings have allowed music fans worldwide to discover this talented young musician.
The son of a pianist father, had music in his genes from an early age. Varying instruments were scattered around his childhood home in the suburbs of south-east London; a musical landscape that inspired a young AJ to sing, play and eventually to write. He grew up listening to his parent’s favourites and was influenced by some of the greatest songwriters of all-time including The Eagles, Elton John, Carole King and The Beatles.
Following some time living in Sydney, Australia; Wander decided to listen to his heart and return home to pursue music. He enrolled at ACM in Guildford where he joined indie band Tors. He spent 2 years with the band before leaving to chase more creative fulfilment as a solo artist.
While his songs tackle relational pain lyrically, they are uplifting and not despairing. They carry a more cinematic, inspiring quality that stays with the listener in the truest sense of pop traditions. Wander’s emotionally engaging tenor and melodic piano riffs provide a warmth and depth rarely seen from a young songwriter.
We got to chat with AJ about late night piano bars and his musical influences and more, see below.
Head to www.ajwander.com where you can find out what he is up too and stream/download his latest music